Police impersonator gets bail extension
A man who is charged with impersonating the police and extortion is to return to court on November 10.
Fifty-six-year-old Derrick Thompson appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court yesterday, where his bail was extended.
The man was held in a sting operation on September 16 in the New Haven area of Kingston by a team from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency with assistance from the Duhaney Park Police.
It is reported that on September 12, a motorist was travelling along Washington Boulevard in Kingston when he was allegedly stopped by a man who identified himself as a policeman.
The accused man reportedly informed the motorist that he had committed several breaches of the Road Traffic Act.
The man then reportedly solicited $20,000 from the motorist as a bribe.
Arrangements were reportedly made by the men for the money to be paid over in Spanish Town, St Catherine later that afternoon.
MOCA was contacted and a sting operation was carried out.
The accused managed to escape the police but was arrested a few days later during a predawn operation.
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